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  • International Neuroethics Society award winners announced

    By Scott Danielson, Center for Practical Wisdom The International Neuroethics Society (INS) has a mission to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science, and toward this end hosts an annual essay contest to explore the interface between ethics, neuroscience...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds

    by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today How does somebody become wise? A plethora of writers and philosophers has tried to answer that question. Now, research gives the answer, and the route is anything but straightforward. A famous Japanese proverb says, "Fall down seven times, and stand up eight,"...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Do Hardships in Life Really Make You Wiser?

    by Douglas LaBier, Psychology Today Some people think that wisdom increases with age. Yet we see many examples of people who become more bitter, cynical and unpleasant as they age – hardly the hallmarks of wisdom. We tend to think of the latter as reflecting a broader, more understanding and tolerant...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Does adversity make us wiser than before? (video)

    Center for Practical Wisdom inaugural research forum presentation, "Does adversity make us wiser than before" by Eranda Jayawickreme, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. Watch this video and previous wisdom research presentaions on the Wisdom Research Youtube channel...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Art of Presence

    January 20, 2014 By David Brooks, The New York Times Tragedy has twice visited the Woodiwiss family. In 2008, Anna Woodiwiss, then 27, was working for a service organization in Afghanistan. On April 1, she went horseback riding and was thrown, dying from her injuries. In 2013, her younger sister Catherine...
     Posted by: brendah
  • How Disasters and Trauma Can Affect Children’s Empathy

    By Maia Szalavitz, Time Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation? The first study to examine the question in an experimental way shows that children’s reactions may depend on their age. The ability to study the...
     Posted by: brendah
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